Have fun. I liked reading my own story. I hope you like reading it too.

Also most people seem to have a need to state the fact that they do not own (insert media here). I personally think its stupid. The fact that you uploaded to FANFICTION.net. anybody reading it already knows you don't own it! Rants over. Enjoy!

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Shepard, Tali, and Legion had just come back from a a particularly nasty mission from an 'uninhabited' planet. Uninhabited, unless you count zombies and Geth as people. Regardless Shepard (and Tali) had decided to clean up a bit before going to the bridge.

Shepard arrived at the bridge, ten minutes later, after changing into his casual clothes. Tali was already there, not having very much armor to remove, and so was Legion, who was always ready. He made it a mental note to ask what exactly goes through his 'mind' later.

To his mild surprise he also found Grunt and Jack, who were conversing off to the side. He decided that he might as well debrief Tali and Legion to do whatever it is that they did, and now that he thought about it he didn't really know what Legion did.

"Alright; Tali, Legion your free to do as you will until further notice." He was staring blankly off into space thinking about an assortment of things, from what upgrades to buy next, to who needed updated equipment, the amount of money both those needed, etc. Unfortunately he wasn't actually paying attention to exactly where in space he was actually staring.

"Um... Captain. Whats wrong do I...I...have something on my suit." chimed in Tali's ridiculously seductive (he didn't know why) voice. He came out of his reverie, only to find out where exactly his eyes were looking.... directly at Tali's pelvic area, though he was sure that most people would think he was staring at her crotch. Tali, bless her heart, was dancing around trying to get a good look at some type of stain or tear on the groin area of her suit. Tilting his head slightly, he realized, that she had an extremely shapely and attractive figure. Of all the multitude of things going through his head at the time, Shepard also realized that this was not the first time he had had these thoughts. Finding nothing she looked up from herself and locked onto Shepard.

"Eh...Ah..." He smiled his most winning smile, which came out more like a goofy grin. She looked up and he could vaguely see her eyes not entirely sure what her expression was. "Don't worry its nothing".

Not knowing exactly how he knew, Shepard was sure she was cocking an eyebrow at this. Again he tried the winning smile, only to have it falter, which further deteriorated into a sigh. She closed the distance between them to an almost tiny amount of space. With only literally two feet between them (possibly borne from necessity back on the migrant fleet), he almost felt unnerved, except for the fact that she was female and he could handle a lady. Well most of the time.

He found himself being scrutinized by the Quarian. He gave a weak smile and said, "Something the matter." She continued to look at him and he realized he could kinda see into her mask. Her features were definitely human-like and feminine on top of that, but he couldn't make out any specific details. He decided it was his turn to raise an eyebrow of his own smiling the entire time. "See something ya like?"

Her head tilted as if she were rolling her eyes. She traced a finger lightly down the center of his chest. "Oh, sure why not?". She took a step back.

"Wait a minute, are you actually suggesting something." His smiled changed, signifying the first time he felt he had an advantage in this conversation since it started. This time he stepped forward somewhat trapping her.

"What could I possibly be suggesting?" She said while folding her arms across her abdomen and tilting her head to the side. "I mean, a young women gets rescued by a dashing Commander who lets her join his crew and then goes off to save the galaxy." She closed the remaining distance while saying, "How could she possibly develop any interest in him." Her voice had taken on a slightly playful tone which to her already sexy voice was starting to melt through his increasingly thin mental defenses. Clearly thinking she had the advantage she placed a hand on her hip and did a hugely appealing lean. He decided then in light of their past relationship and her current status as a crew member again, not to mention his new-found attraction, that he was ready for this.

Trying not to grin, He said, "You have nothing to be embarrassed about, Tali. I feel the same way." He had calm, serene expression, only partial broken by a small smile, on his face, signifying his honesty. This shocked Tali who exclaimed, "Really!", in a surprised voice. "You didn't... you never..." She obviously wasn't expecting it and in a half hopeful voice she replied, "Well good." She obviously didn't know what to do or say, fidgeting slightly before saying in a happy, anxious and high pitched voice, "Anyways, I should get to work. But thanks... For talking... And telling me that..."

Obviously uncomfortable she skirted past him, letting out a small, almost inaudible, yelp as she bumped him, and tried to calmly walk away. He watched her walk off, watched her hips sway back and forth, once again oh so seductively. He was starting to wonder if she did it on purpose.

Without realizing, until the door closed behind her, what he was doing he noticed he was leaning forward slightly, head cocked to the side, mouth open.

He snapped back upright, breathing out heavily, but too late, Jack let out a piercing, condescending laugh. "Wow, can't wait to see how that unfolds. I mean, I'm no expert but fucking her is gonna be a little tough, considering the reason she actually wears that suit." He kept his expression under control.

Surprisingly, Grunt lightly (as light as Krogans can actually hit that is) punched her. She looked ready to fight as she whipped around but he only shook his head and said, "If there is one person in this screwed up galaxy that deserves a brief respite, its Shepard. That being said..." He gazed up at Shepard who had been listening to everything thus far with a neutral expression, "She does have a point." With a grunt he walked off and disappeared behind one of the doors. He was slightly amazed Grunt had actually supported him in this, and added it to the list of things to think about when he had time.

Jack looked back at him and shrugged, and then followed Grunt, apparently placated by what he had said, also surprising. He jerked his head to the right, cracking his neck and then mirroring the movement to the left. Joker was just leaning back in his chair, feet propped on the control panel, silent.

He heard some silent mechanical clacking behind him. A mechanical voice resounded to his left. "Shepard-Commander. Additional data is requested." He watched as Legion's 'head', which moved animatedly unlike his cousins, turned to where Tali had left to go to engineering.

"I'll give it if I have it, Legion." He replied back. Legion turned his flashlight eye towards him again. "Installed sensors have detected large excretion of chemicals in the air. Most notable chemical is female Quarian pheromones." Shepard smiled at this, adding that to his list of evidence that whether she admitted it or not she was attracted to him. "But the only Quarian on-board is Tali'Zorah Vas Normandy, and she is in a sealed environmental suit."

Shepard's stomach dropped. He didn't know all the details but from what he understood, even casual contact, without protection and antibiotics, with anybody could lead to severe infections and even death in a Quarian.

"Legion!" The Geth instantly perked up, ready for combat. "Whens the first time you detected it!"

"One hour and twenty-four minutes ago with a spike when you were conversing." His eye was moving trying to understand Shepard's facial expression.

'She's been exposed for an hour and a half already!" He started bounding down the hallway, heading toward the engineering core.

"C'mon we have to warn her!"

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End. I tried to make the scenario as original as possible while maintaining character depth and behavior (minus Shepard of course, who can be whatever you want. I just decided to make him a good guy). I did use some dialogue from the game, however i altered it slightly. Also I'm not promising a continuation of this story (after all I wrote it for my own amusement). But know that I'll try. Ideas for stories typically come to me when I'm lying in bed trying to sleep so if there is any descrepensy please let me know. Now I'm off to play some more Mass Effect 2 :)

update: just fixed some grammar that was annoying the hell out of me, sorry still new to this site and fiddling around with things.